Photo Gallery Cycling in the City

Once upon a time only a few Parisians rode bikes, but the city-wide cycle hire scheme Vélib has shaken up how locals move from A to B. Five years after the hire bikes' debut, cycling has become cool -- and there are fewer cars clogging up the urban core.
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